Power Prefix #10: uni- 10 words

Learn these words beginning with the power prefix "uni-" (meaning "having one only").
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ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
  1. unicameral
    composed of one legislative body
    Technically, the unicameral legislature must sign off on major initiatives, such as creating new taxes and rewriting the Constitution.
    Newsweek (Dec 22, 2010)
  2. unicycle
    a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
    Though unicycles date back to circus acts in the late 19th Century, enthusiasts only began doing jumps on their one-wheeled vehicles some 40 years ago.
    BBC (May 27, 2012)
  3. uniformity
    the quality of lacking diversity or variation (even to the point of boredom)
    Boy bands, for all their perceived uniformity, are really about variety, offering a range of crush options in one package.
    New York Times (May 27, 2012)
  4. unify
    act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    “On this night we all unify around one rallying cry, who do YOU stand up for?”
    Forbes (Sep 5, 2012)
  5. unilateral
    involving only one part or side
    Unilateral American military action, including drone strikes or commando raids, could set off resentment that might cut across such divides.
    New York Times (Oct 5, 2012)
  6. unique
    the single one of its kind
    Later, Ezra Pound and others develop a unique American voice, separate from Europe.
    Seattle Times (Oct 12, 2012)
  7. unison
    occurring together or simultaneously
    The Giants raised their arms, hugged and huddled by the side of the mound, bouncing in unison.
    Seattle Times (Oct 12, 2012)
  8. unitard
    a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
    Wearing a pale yellow unitard and point shoes, she guided her body through a sequence of static positions, creating an oddly mesmerizing movement meditation.
    New York Times (Nov 2, 2011)
  9. unity
    the quality of being united into one
    Indeed, in a rare display of unity, the country's rival political leaders expressed identical sentiments upon hearing of his death.
    BBC (Jul 20, 2012)
  10. universal
    applicable to or common to all members of a group or set
    Starting around 1910, America made huge investments in public high schools in pursuit of universal secondary education.
    Economist (Oct 11, 2012)